This next handheld generation is gonna rock.
Don't get me wrong, I'll be purchasing a PSP ... I'd love a handheld virsion of Metal Gear, but it's still just a tiny PS2.
It's like N said at their conference 'Why go a little bit faster down the same road, when we can take you down a whole new path'.
2d or 3d on a screen of the developers choice, pressure sensetive tablet screen with stylis, wireless link, wai-fi multiplayer, voice recognition.
Check out the demo for Metroid Prime Hunters ...
you control Samus' movements with the D-pad and you aim and fire with your finger or stylis! Tapping the screen as fast as you can to fire.
I was also pretty suprised that it involved Wai-Fi multiplayer and messaging.... And voice recognition, I've yet to see a demo that takes advantage of it tho
Oh, and check out the Mario 64x4 ! 4 player mario 64!
They also had demos of portable Art programs and 3d sculpting tools to get your 'art' on and send it to other friends screens. And the Baby Mario demo where he was falling from the sky and you had to draw clouds for him to land on.
I'm pumped, when nintendo decides to innovate they usually create industry standards. I wish this thing the best of luck.
It's so inspiring, so many game ideas bouncing around in my head now... I can only imagine how developers feel.
I'm crossing my fingers for a tiny RTS that I get to order my troops around with my fangers!